Mayweather will pick Maidana apart in rematch, says Ruben Guerrero
By Chris Williams: Trainer Ruben Guerrero, the father of former Floyd Mayweather Jr victim Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, believes that Mayweather is going to make big money in his rematch with former WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) on September 13th.
Ruben sees Mayweather not playing nice guy this time, and instead focusing on using his boxing skills to make Maidana look real bad and not give him any chance like he did last time he fought him in May by trading with him. Ruben thinks this fight will bring in more money than last time because boxing fans will want to see if Maidana can improve upon his performance from last time against Mayweather.
“He’s going to pick him [Maidana] apart, Bro. This time he’s going to out-box him,” Ruben said. “He’s not going to go toe-to-toe. He just did that so he can say ‘I can go toe-to-toe with anybody, and I can fight a hard fighter.’ That guy [Maidana] was a 140 pounder. He came out a little guy. He [Mayweather] did it on purpose. He’s going to double his money now. That’s why he’s giving him a rematch. He didn’t do that with Robert.”
Ruben then went on to say that Mayweather didn’t fight his son Guerrero in a toe-to-toe battle the way he did with Maidana, and he thinks that’s a sign that Mayweather was afraid to mix it up with Guerrero rather than him just choosing to box him to show fans that he could win without being touched.
Mayweather is definitely going to pick Maidana apart this time if the rematch gets made. Right now it’s still up in the air whether Mayweather will fight him or someone else like Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman or Danny Garcia. He very well could surprise boxing fans by picking someone that they least suspect, and if that’s the case then the last fighter he’ll be facing is Maidana.
He’s already been there and done that. There’s nothing to gain in fighting him a second time other than him showing that he can beat him again but much easier the next time. Mayweather doesn’t need to get known as a guy that gets stuck in a pattern of endless rematches the way Pacquiao has done in the past 10 years in fighting Juan Manuel Marquez over and over again.
I must admit that I wouldn’t mind seeing Mayweather fight Maidana again to show boxing fans what the real Mayweather is like when he’s fighting with his own style, and not giving his opponents a handicap by fighting down to their level. Mayweather is like someone who wants to box or communicate to the level of the fighter he’s in the ring with. He shows mercy on them by taking it out of 2nd gear, and it makes the fight more interesting to watch for a lot of casual boxing fans. But at the same time, it gives some people the mistaken impression that his opponents are on the same level as him. That’s why it would be interesting to see what Mayweather would do with Maidana in a rematch. It would be a whole different story the second time around.
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